Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Topol
Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Topol
Topol
, Norma Crane
Norma Crane
, Leonard Frey
Leonard Frey
Norman Jewison

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Overview

Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka (the film was actually lensed in Yugoslavia). Israeli actor Topol repeats his London stage role as Tevye the milkman, whose equilibrium is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews, and the romantic entanglements of his five daughters. Whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God, who does not answer but is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. After arranging a marriage between his oldest daughter Tzeitel and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when the girl falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. And after shouting the praises of "tradition," Tevye must change his tune-and his entire life-when he and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions. Topol's co-stars include Norma Crane as Golde, Yiddish theater legend Molly Picon as Yente the matchmaker, and Leonard Frey as Motel.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2014
UPC: 0883904304876
Original Release: 1971
Rating: G
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 3:01:00
Sales rank: 11,633

Special Features

Fiddler on the Roof in high definition; Audio commentary by director/producer Norman Jewison and actor Topol; Norman Jewison, filmmaker; Norman Jewison looks back; John Williams: creating a musical tradition; Songs of Fiddler on the Roof; Deleted song: "Any Day Now"; Tevye's daughters; Set in reality: production design; Storyboard-to-film comparison; Tevye's Dream Sequence (in full color with side-by-side comparison and an introduction by Norman Jewison); Trailers, teasers and TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Topol Tevye
Norma Crane Golde
Leonard Frey Motel
Molly Picon Yente
Paul Mann Lazar Wolf
Rosalind Harris Tzeitel
Ina Claire Actor
Sarah Cohen Bashe
Otto Diamant Yussel
Miki Iveria Bess
Carl Jaffe Isaac
Raymond Lovelock Fyedka
Alfred Maron Previous Rabbi
Roger Lloyd Pack Sexton
Albin Pahernik Jewish Male Dancer
Alfie Scopp Avram
Marika Rivera Rifka
Aharon Ipalé Shefrel
Sammy Bayes Russian Dancer
Peter Johnston Russian Dancer
Bob Stevenson Bottle Dancer
Paul Michael Glaser Perchik
Michele Marsh Hodel
Neva Small Chava
Elaine Edwards Shprintze
Shimen Ruskin Mordcha
Zvee Scooler Rabbi
Louis Zorich Constable
Howard Goorney Nachum
Barry Dennen Mendel
Vernon Dobtcheff Russian Official
Ruth Madoc Fruma Sarah
Patience Collier Grandma Tzeitel
Tutte Lemkow Fiddler
Brian Coburn Beri
Arnold Diamond Moishe
Mark Malicz Ezekial
Vladimir Medar Priest
George Little Hone
Stella Courtney Shandel
Stanley Fleet Farcel
Jacob Kalich Yankel
Candy Bonstein Bielke
John Williams [composer] Conductor

Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director,Producer
Thomas Abbott Choreography
Sammy Bayes Choreography
Jerry Bock Score Composer
Robert F. Boyle Production Designer
Joan Bridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Antony Gibbs Editor
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Sheldon Harnick Songwriter
Peter Lamont Set Decoration/Design
Robert Lawrence Editor
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Terry Nelson Asst. Director
Patrick Palmer Associate Producer
Arnold Perl Original Story
Harold Prince Producer
Jerome Robbins Choreography
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Joseph Stein Screenwriter
Michael Stringer Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
John Williams [composer] Musical Arrangement

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